I notice also I'm much less freaked out by sudden attacks and I calmly go between menus to pick my next attack.
In my dim single player past I took it all much more personally and just ran right up and whacked the bad guys giving them no room or time to fight.
We shall see how I do in Ayleid Tombs. The combination of dim lighting, swirling mists and really creepy ambient sounds always had me turning down the sound and listening to upbeat music in order to get through in one piece. What a weenie, I know.